• Pan Am Coal Trains

  • Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.
Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

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  by Jedijk88
 
NYC27 wrote: Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:03 pm Did they run it with DP?
Not that I noticed
  by R&PEditor
 
No. Three up front. Crew said it was "only 10-1/2 tons."
  by R&PEditor
 
Crew changed at Barbers.
  by jaymac
 
The 11-29-2019 receptions were garbled, but there was a D-2 Single-to-Single 241 for somewhere to the LCT at 0414, followed by G202 -- time effective 0438 -- for hashed MPs on the Northern and then yarding instructions -- 42 to the River Track, the rest lost.
  by fromway
 
Curious of the routing of the unit train. Did it go North to Buffalo or East thru Cumberland? I lived in WPA before moving to Maine and was familiar with the line coming out of Newell.
  by R&PEditor
 
Routing was west to Willard OH, and then east on the mainline. Seems like all CSX from the mine to Ayer.
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  by QB 52.32
 
Next coal train up rolling east on the B&A this morning, 3 engines up front, 80 cars.
  by gokeefe
 
Apparently Bow is having a busy year?
  by eustis22
 
>Apparently Bow is having a busy year?

No. In winter, more natural gas is diverted to heating use than generating electricity so the Bow plant will supplement electric demands during wintertime. apparently they didn't think the remaining Eversource pile was adequate if/when it gets really cold. The usual suspects are looking at it as a revival of King Coal but it really isn't.
  by toolmaker
 
Dick H wrote: Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:46 pm From WMUR TV9: Protesters Blocking Coal Train at Hooksett. Local and NHSP taking action.

https://www.wmur.com/article/coal-power ... n/30161554
"NO COAL, NO GAS" It appears these idiots are fine if people die in the cold months.
  by jaymac
 
Fair use from the e-version of the 12-09 Lowell Sun which I couldn't link:

AYER — Environmental activists brandishing signs protesting the use of gas and coal were arrested after they blocked the path of an oncoming freight train during the early morning hours Sunday, authorities say.
...According to police, 12 protesters were taken into custody and charged with trespassing on railroad property. They will be arraigned in Ayer District Court on Monday.
Whether the Ayer group operated independently or in coordination with the group in Hooksett cited by Dick H dunno. MSP and PDs Groton, Harvard, Littleton, and Shirley were contacted for assistance.

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  by Rockingham Racer
 
toolmaker wrote: Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Dick H wrote: Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:46 pm From WMUR TV9: Protesters Blocking Coal Train at Hooksett. Local and NHSP taking action.

https://www.wmur.com/article/coal-power ... n/30161554
"NO COAL, NO GAS" It appears these idiots are fine if people die in the cold months.
I wonder if they propose alternate fuel sources: wind turbines?? solar panels??
  by troffey
 
jaymac wrote: Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:37 pm Fair use from the e-version of the 12-09 Lowell Sun which I couldn't link:

AYER — Environmental activists brandishing signs protesting the use of gas and coal were arrested after they blocked the path of an oncoming freight train during the early morning hours Sunday, authorities say.
...According to police, 12 protesters were taken into custody and charged with trespassing on railroad property. They will be arraigned in Ayer District Court on Monday.
Whether the Ayer group operated independently or in coordination with the group in Hooksett cited by Dick H dunno. MSP and PDs Groton, Harvard, Littleton, and Shirley were contacted for assistance.

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There were also reports of protesters in West Bolyston.
  by jwhite07
 
Good. Hope they enjoyed the new police station and jail we built in West Boylston.
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